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Foodshed Farming, pt 6 – Community Food Works!

In preparation for last year’s 2013 FPC, it became painstakingly clear that we had to recycle Community FoodWorks (CFW), a project that we had created to house our Beginning Farmer training program and the project ventures our Apprentices were using to learn from.


CFW became a for-profit LLC corporation, an incubator […]

Foodshed Farming, pt 5 – Farm-to-LocalFOOD-Hub (“get your greens here!”)

The Food Hub, as a project, emerged out of necessity when we first began running farmers markets several years ago. Part of the geographic, sprawl-based challenge in South Florida is that producers rarely make time (as it requires lots of it) to come out to farmers’ markets. So we began by diligently scoping out producers […]

Introducing Local Roots, a new design client at the Local Food Enterprise Summit!

Local Roots Distribution Local Roots, an Orlando based local food distribution company works to bring mostly naturally grown produce, humanely raised meats and sustainably caught seafood to restaurants, markets and its farm store.  Local Roots is looking to expand from its current South/ Central region to become a state wide food hub for the aggregation […]

Spotlight on Design Clients of the Local Food Enterprise Summit: A Financial Permaculture Convergence (Help Yourself)

Help Yourself

Help Yourself is a neighborhood hub of sustainable, healthy living that started out as an organic food café in Key West five years ago.  When patrons began asking for access to local veggies, grown sustainably, without harmful pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers, Help Yourself expanded and opened an accessible organic produce market […]

Local Food Solutions

Reposted by Greg Landua Originaly by Joseph Zarr, Financial Permaculture 08 course participant Local Food, Local Business: Real Solutions I recently performed a food-spend analysis on a neighborhood in the Minneapolis area. I did this out of sheer interest–I was not paid for the work nor did I have any ulterior motive. I simply wanted […]

Financial Permaculture Spreading

Cruising around on slideshare.net today, found that if you search ‘Permaculture’  many of the top hits are in fact related to Financial Permaculture!

One of the FPC participants, Thadeus Owen from Michigan, collaborated with Patrick Gibbs of Gaia University to post this awesome slideshow using his learnings from the course in his own bioregion:

Financial […]

LocallyGrown.net Slideshow posted on Slideshare!

A few days ago I blogged about Eric Wagoner’s AWESOME LocallyGrown.net — see the full post here:


Today Eric emailed me saying that he had posted his excellent slideshow over on slideshare (which is itself an excellent service) — take a look here: http://www.slideshare.net/ewagoner/locallygrownnet-presentation-presentation/

Go ahead and favorite his slideshow — it only takes […]